Pruth Bay. Hakai Recreational Area. August 11.
30 August 2010
Photo: Sunset at west beach, Hakai Recreational Area.
In the morning we take our dinghy ashore and learn that the Hakai Resort has been sold to an outfit called the Hakai Beach Institute. There's a sign saying we are welcome to tie our dinghy to the dock and walk their trails to the beach. Quite a difference from the Hakai Resort which only grudgingly met their legal obligations to provide access. We meet Charlotte and Glenn of the sailboat Amazing Grace who are walking their dogs on West Beach. They tell us the Institute has excellent wifi with no encryption code.
We walk across the peninsula to the beach on newly maintained trails, enjoy the broad sandy beach then hike another newly maintained trail towards the North Beach. Everything's so beautiful we decide to stay another day. We go back to Osprey and move it into the main bay off the Institute where we confirm that in fact the wifi is exceptionally good.
Just before sunset we take the dinghy ashore, hike back to West Beach and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. There's quite a group of yachties and Institute folks there and we all walk back together, stumbling on the dark trail.